30 December 2009

The Girls Who Got Away


"LISA WENT TO MONTREAL FOR ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE... SHE NEVER DREAMED SHE WOULD FALL IN LOVE WITH A WOMAN!"
Published in 1969 by California's Brandon House, easily the finest American publisher of erotica, for some time I've had an eye out for this title. Last month a Toronto bookseller teased, then disappointed. Here's hoping for success in 2010.

I'm too young to remember the American pavilion, depicted on the cover. That said, I see no evidence that any of its displays featured a bed... or lesbian sex, for that matter.

8 comments:

  1. The psuedonym used by the author makes me think of the 'PornSec' Tijuana Bible from Big-Brother-dominated England in the Black Dossier volume of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I hope that statement makes some kind of sense.

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  2. JRSM, I'm embarrassed - and, really, I think I should be - in that I had no idea what you were writing about. A bit of research and I do now. Having caught just a few minutes of the movie on a flight, I've never been much interested in the League, but this looks like it's right up my alley. My thanks for pointing it out.

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  3. PLEASE do not judge the comics from the movie!

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  4. I hang my head in shame. After The Cat in the Hat I should know better.

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  5. This one I have to find - terrific title, cover art and author pseudonym (Winston Smith?!)- and takes place in Montreal. I was at Expo'67 and and more than old enough to remember the US pavilion and the rest. Fun film.
    If I come across the book I'll let you know.

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  6. It almost seems to good to be true... though there's enough evidence out there that indicates it does exist. I first learned of it when doing research on John Glassco's pseudonymous The Temple of Pederasty - banned in Canada! - which was published by Hanover House, sister to Bandon House.

    I expect that film was shot at about the time the fair opened in April... everything looks a bit damp and leafless.

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  7. Just released in digital form last week, Brian. Just $2!

    http://triplexbooks.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=15534

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    1. Thanks, Anon. I may just splurge. The publisher's motto, "Porn for the literate", does flatter.

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